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Dolphin Mass-death in Peru Still Unsolved

By Fredrica Syren

In this family we’re very passionate about any marine wildlife, but dolphins are have a special place in our hearts. When we heard about the mass death of dolphins in Peru we have continued to follow the story. Unfortunately, it seems it’s still a mystery what killed these beautiful creatures. Whenever there is a mass death of any wildlife we should be very concerned and act on it. It is very important to figure out why, so we can prevent more death.

The death of nearly 900 dolphins and porpoises along the coast of Peru remain unsolved after a final report by the Sea Institute ruled out viral and bacterial, human intervention, pesticides and heavy metals as a cause of death.  The first was discovered was on February 7 and was up of these beautiful animals continued until mid April. Throughout that time the Peruvian scientists have been searching for a cause and environmentalists have been raising questions about the government’s ability to protect the Pacific nation’s marine life. This area of marine wildlife is among the world’s most abundant thanks to the Humboldt current that hugs most of its 1,500-mile (2,400-kilometer) coast.

The Peruvian environmental group Orca, which first alerted the public to the deaths, insists that seismic testing used in oil exploration was likely the cause.

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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